International Women’s Day (March 8th)

On Wednesday we celebrate the women of the world.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the women around the world. On this day many celebrate social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women from all races.

This day was first recognized in the early 1900’s according to the United Nations. It first emerged in movements across North America and Europe in 1909. Women marched during this time demanding more pay, shorter work hours, and voting rights. Which is very similar to what women across the world face today.

In some countries across the globe the holiday is similar to Valentine’s Day, with women receiving flowers and gifts from the men. In others, women will take to the streets to demand real policy changes, particularly in nations where women’s rights are newly under threat.

This year Women’s Right organizers in the United States have planned to turn the day into a” Day Without A Woman”.

 

With their successful march on Washington in January organizers are hoping for another successful day with the upcoming strike.

Implementing a theme has led to many successful marches. This year’s theme  is #BeBoldForChange.  “Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world.” As stated on the International Women’s Day website.

Women have come far since the early 1900’s fighting for voting rights and equal pay. They have taught themselves to be strong and have a voice to men that they have to compete with. Young girls no longer have to be silent. They can be strong.

Be bold for change and keep up the good fight.

Yara Shahidi’s Message “I am a result of love.”

Yara Shahidi InStyle Magazine
Yara Shahidi InStyle Magazine

Actress and star of ABC’s Blackish Yara Shahidi is speaking out on  Donald Trump and his Executive Order to ban Muslims from several countries. In a heartfelt post on her Instagram page she tells everyone she is a “…result of love.” Read below  to see more of what the young actress has to say:

“I am the result of love. More specifically, Black and Iranian love. Of Shia love, of Christian love, of American love, of a love that highlights how interconnected we truly are. If my Baba was stuck in an airport because of a Muslim ban 39 years ago, he would have never fallen in love with my mama. I would not exist and I wouldn’t have two amazing brothers. Xenophobia destroys the power of love and the power of our collective potential. It creates a false sense of security for some and an environment of fear for others. Immigrants don’t threaten safety -stereotypical narratives that promote hate do.” Sincerely, A proud Black Iranian #nomuslimban #no wall #WeTooAreAmerica 

Many people around the world are taking to social media to to voice their opinions on Trump’s ban. The newly elected President states his ban on several Muslim countries will help the United States.

Like Yara Shahidi many families around the globe are affected by the new order. Social media stands with those affected by sending their support and finding out ways to help.

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Sasha Obama Lands New Summer Job

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Who said First children don’t work ?

We can’t say that for Sasha Obama, who has landed her first job working as a cashier at Nancy’s seafood restaurant in Oak Bluff, MA.

Sasha who is using her real name “Natasha” has been working at the restaurant like any other employee. She goes in to work the morning shift and leaves right before the lunch shift begins.

Despite being the daughter to President Obama and Michelle Obama Sasha is treated how the other employees are treated.

Being the daughter of the President her Secret Service Agents are still around the restaurant. From time to time they come in and make sure everything is okay, as reported by the Boston Herald.

It is very refreshing to the President daughter transitioning to life after the White House.

Sasha Obama Lands New Summer Job

sasha obama 3

Who said First children don’t work ?

We can’t say that for Sasha Obama, who has landed her first job working as a cashier at Nancy’s seafood restaurant in Oak Bluff, MA.

Sasha who is using her real name “Natasha” has been working at the restaurant like any other employee. She goes in to work the morning shift and leaves right before the lunch shift begins.

Despite being the daughter to President Obama and Michelle Obama Sasha is treated how the other employees are treated.

Being the daughter of the President her Secret Service Agents are still around the restaurant. From time to time they come in and make sure everything is okay, as reported by the Boston Herald.

It is very refreshing to the the President daughter transitioning to life after the White House.

Melania Trump Plagiarizes Michelle Obama Speech

 

Thank you Michelle Obama.

This morning Melania Trump is under fire for copying Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech.  Her husband’s campaign manager is completely denying the allegations.

“To think that she would do something like that knowing how scrutinized her speech was going to be last night is just really absurd,” Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort told CNN.

Many are wondering how did Trump’s campaign think they could get away with this in today internet driven world.

Read below to see Melania’s speech vs. the First Lady’s 2008 DNC speech.

Melania Trump:

“From a young age, my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect. They taught and showed me values and morals in their daily lives. That is a lesson that I continue to pass along to our son,” Trump said.

And we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow. Because we want our children in this nation to know that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”

m trump copies m obama speechMichelle Obama, August 25, 2008:

“And Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values: that you work hard for what you want in life; that your word is your bond and you do what you say you’re going to do; that you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don’t know them, and even if you don’t agree with them.

And Barack and I set out to build lives guided by these values, and to pass them on to the next generation. Because we want our children — and all children in this nation — to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.”

With Trump’s campaign already denying she copied the First Lady’s speech we’re wondering what the remaining RNC will bring.